How to kill hornets?: Is it worth the risk?

So, you want to know how to kill hornets, in particular the bald faced hornet? I’ll be glad to give you the information you desire, but is the risk worth it?  We all know the scenario, you wake up one day and seemingly overnight there’s a nest the size of a basketball in a nearby […]

Bugs that look like ants: Have you seen any?

Bugs that look like ants are a common complaint that we get at our office.  The reason is that there are many insects that not only look like ants, but termites as well.  The most common mistaken identity comes with the following pests. Termites Termites are probably the most misidentified pest of all.  The reason […]
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Carpenter ant nest and signs of an infestation

A carpenter ant nest and signs of an infestation can be quite obvious if you know what you’re looking for.  However, what if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but think you may have a problem?  Below are three scenarios that actually happened in 2018 at homes we visited. Carpenter ants in winter Back […]

How to get rid of yellow jackets

Knowing how to get rid of yellow jackets is a useful skill for the homeowner because the yellow jacket is very common and can provide a painful sting from a stinger located on its hind. If you know how to get rid of yellow jackets safely, it could be the difference between life and death […]

Ants in the kitchen and bathroom

Ants in the kitchen and bathroom, does that sound familiar? If it does be rest assured that you’re not alone.  During the months of April, May and June it’s the most common type of call we field.  The offending ant is typically a carpenter ant.  This may vary from state to state, but in the […]